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PennDOT road work will slow traffic in Londonderry Township this week

From Wednesday through Friday, motorists using Roundtop Road in Londonderry Township may experience delays, as part of the road is being resurfaced. Crews will resurface a 2.2-mile section of …

With hot weather this weekend, cooling center to be opened at MCSO

The National Weather Service is projecting a heat index of as high as 111 degrees tomorrow.

Large tree falls on house on Vine Street

Power lines are down, but not live. Electricity was turned off to the house.

PennDOT to begin shift of eastbound Route 283 local lane traffic onto new road through area townships

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and its contractor on Tuesday night, July 23, will close the eastbound Route 283 local lane between Eisenhower Boulevard and Tollhouse Road to begin work …

Robbery latest in rough year for owners of Hops & Barleys; benches a reminder of fathers who both died earlier this year

It had already been a rough few months for Steve Wian and Jason Melhorn, co-owners of Hops & Barleys, before July 9. That’s the day someone broke into the Middletown bar and stole an …

Cold case solved? Four charged in 2014 theft of drilling rig, truck

Middletown police have charged four men — three from New Jersey — in connection with the theft of a drilling rig and truck in the borough five years ago. The drilling rig and truck …

Police say employee recorded women using restroom: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

A Susquehanna Township man faces charges after he allegedly recorded women using the restroom at a business on Fulling Mill Road, according to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. …

Woman tells police roommate has meth; Florida man charged: Police and Courts Roundup

Middletown police charged a Florida man following a traffic stop for an expired registration at North Union Street and Peters Avenue at about 8:15 p.m. July 5. Jonathan Brent Keiffer, 23, of …
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Youth BB Gun Team from the Middletown Anglers & Hunters Club takes sixth at national championship

The future of youth marksmanship in the Middletown area appears bright, to say the least. In just its third year of existence, the Youth BB Gun Team from the Middletown Anglers and Hunters Club …

Legion baseball team finishes 8-10 on season

During the final week of the regular season, Middletown’s American Legion baseball team hosted a pair of doubleheaders. On Monday, July 1, Post 594 played host to Harrisburg, and on …

Standout season for MABA Navy Blue team, including firetruck ride

The Middletown Amateur Baseball Association Navy Blue minors baseball team, made up of 9-, 10- and 11-year-olds, recently made it to the championship game of the Central Pennsylvania Midget Baseball …

Time for MAHS athletes to get physical evaluation

Prior to students participating in any Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association sport in the Middletown Area School District, students are required to complete a PIAA Comprehensive Initial …

Post 594 Legion baseball team dealt 2 more losses

The Dauphin County American Legion baseball teams were all operating in catch-up mode the past week as each tried to pack in a lot of games in a short period of time. With the regular …

Elizabethtown anglers catch pair of college scholarships; victory in world finals provides them offers from three schools

The Elizabethtown Area High School duo of Anthony Cicero IV and Dakota Snyder, both of Elizabethtown, caught three bass weighing in at 16 pounds, 6 ounces to win the 2019 TBF Student Angler …

Boating safety a must for Fourth, state officials say

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and the Pennsylvania State Police are urging safe and responsible celebration whether on a boat or driving a …

Troop 97 heads to NASCAR race at Dover

Scouts and leaders from Troop 97 traveled to Dover International Speedway in Delaware in May to experience the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series races. Scouts prepared for wet weather by setting up tents and …
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Another gun reported in passenger's bag at HIA; in separate incident, box cutter reported in shoe

Just over two weeks after Harrisburg International Airport Transportation Security Administration personnel found a loaded gun in a Lower Paxton Township man’s carry-on bag, a second gun was …

Akakpo-Martin, Stone receive MAHS Student of the Month honors

The May 2019 Students of the Month from Middletown Area High School are Hayli Akakpo-Martin and William Stone. Hayli is the daughter of Atah and Suson Akakpo-Martin. Hayli has been involved in …

NRC gives details of Three Mile Island’s upcoming closure; public can take part in Tuesday meeting

With the Sept. 30 shutdown looming for Three Mile Island, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission launched its public outreach efforts regarding decommissioning of the plant with a webinar Tuesday. Next …

Middletown's Gilpin hands over Rotary gavel

Londonderry Township keeps grappling with sewer issues

Londonderry Township plans to move ahead with installing public sewers in Londonderry Estates, a housing development on the eastern edge of the township near the Conewago Township line. However, …

Dozens of MASD students honored for achievements

Raider pride was alive and well this spring at a Middletown Area School Board meeting when more than 100 district students were recognized for their 2018-19 achievements. Students in grades 6 …

Lower Dauphin students excel in Rotary contest

Editorials

Early loan repayment great chance to help businesses: Editorial

We know that the large chunk of money recently repaid to the borough of Middletown by the Tattered Flag Brewery & Still Works isn’t a true windfall. After all, the $1.5 million was a …
Columnists

Cuenca vs. Chisinau: Ex-pat praises new home: Ed O'Connor

Coming from the relatively cool temperatures in Cuenca, Ecuador, to the summer heat of Chisinau, Moldova, climatically similar to Pennsylvania, will take some adjustment. Wow, has it been hot! …

State budget better than expected, but worse than hoped: Nathan Benefield

Have you ever remembered you have company coming over in an hour and your house is a mess? That’s usually how it works for me. Panicking, I fill up a jumbo-size garbage bag with trash, quickly …

Yes, we have a problem at the border ... it’s us: Robert Koehler

Yes, we have a serious problem at the border — indeed, at every border we create and defend with force of arms and bureaucratic indifference. “‘If you want water, just drink from …
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